New Years Eve Makeup: When in Vegas, you gotta SHINE!!

Hi beauties!

I spent New Years Eve in Vegas with good friends, amazing music, fabulous food and oodles of cocktails.

A lot of you guys saw the pics on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook and wanted to know what products made me glow.

Glowing on New Years Eve in Vegas - HoneyPunch dress ℅ M. Caroline Boutique & hair by Drybar on West 3rd St in LA

So I just wanted to share the highlights of my makeup look from New Years Eve with you, today.

In my glowing beauty treasure chest for New Years Eve? MAC, Hourglass, Antonym, Too Faced, Josie Maran, Jouer, Vani-T & more! *Necklace by Forever 21 (yes, seriously!!!)


Some of the shimmering highlights?

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil ($46)

Antonym Cosmetics Organic Duo Eye Shadow in Café au Lait ($24)

MAC Shadows in Tempting & Woodwinked ($15)

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer ($28)

Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo ($30)

Jouer Age-Repairing Brightener ($32)

& more…

I felt so glam walking around in my Honey Punch rose gold sequined dress (℅ M. Caroline Boutique), Charles David gold high heels, The Artisan Group rose gold heart earrings and my smoky eyes, glowing skin and nude lips. I wanted to embody New Years Eve and I think I did just that.
After all, when else do you get to wear a short, gold-sequined dress than in Vegas?!?!


BF Asks: What were you donning as the clock struck midnight? 




Beauty Beat on The Moll Anderson Show: Bridal Beauty 6/29/13

Every week, I stop by the “Moll house” on The Moll Anderson Show to bring Moll my Beauty Beat. On BeautyFrosting this week, I am sharing with y’all my Beauty Beat: Bridal Beauty. Wedding expert and Lifestylist, Moll, and I discuss wedding makeup…and a whoooole lot more!

My main tip for brides? It’s all about feeling your beautiful best and smiling for the camera. Pictures are lasting so don’t be afraid to step it up a bit but, pleeeease, still look like yourself. Remember, you wanna look like you on the best day of your life – your “beautiful best”!

And as a Dallas wedding photographer’s daughter and seeing thousands of wedding here’s the one thing I learned: The things that don’t go according to plan – sometimes make the best memories. So leave room for those. Perfection doesn’t equal perfect memories. As I like to say, “Do your best, leave the rest!”

And without further ado, here’s the link:

Beauty Beat with Dawn McCoy on The Moll Anderson Show: BRIDAL BEAUTY

The Eyes Have It:

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Stila Kitten EyeShadow and Stila Barefoot Eyeshadow, Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner in Jet Black, Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes Waterproof Pencil in 0L and Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara


Fabulous Face:

NARS Orgasm Blush - the trusted blush of brides everywhere


Josie Maran Illuminizer - lights you up for love!


Loving Lips:

Bite Beauty Cinnamon Lip Plumping Oil, Lipstick Queen Glossy Lip Pencil, Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick and Tarte LipSurgence


You’ve gotta listen for all of my bridal beauty tips and dish with Moll as well as my Texan mama’s advice on relationships!




BF Asks: What is the best bridal beauty advice that YOU’VE ever heard?

Discussing my “Game-Changing Miracle Products” on New Beauty Magazine’s TeaTime Chat today!

Hi beauties!

There are a bevy of beauty tips in this 30-minute long hangout! Check it out and get the scoop on 8 (!!) of my favorite beauty products. From glowing skin to defined eyes to a perfectly polished pout, I had a lot to say. And the other beauty experts had some INVALUABLE tips that I’m still reeling from. Like what, you ask? The best way to get Beach Waves!

Check it out here and let me know your thoughts below!


Makeup Monday: Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

I love dewy skin. Why? Because nothing says young and lively more than a glowing, gorgeous complexion.
If you’re on the dry side like me, you try virtually anything and everything to get your skin to glow like it did when you were 20. Thanks to Josie Maran’s Argan Illuminizer, your skin can glow and glow and your age will not be for anyone to know.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer ($28)


My most common question I get is “how do you get that glow in photos?



Well, here it is. Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer is my not-so-secret weapon to look glowing and youthful in photos and it leaves me looking candlelit when there’s not a candle to be found. So natural looking, it’s as at home in a candlelit room as it is on a bright, sunny day. This ultra-light, golden skin brightener with a bit of bronze lights me up and, thus, helps me light up a room.

My preferred method so as not to use, or waste, too much is to unscrew the pump out of the jar and dot a small amount on the top of my hand. Warm it up between my index fingers and press on to the tops of my cheekbones as well as right above the bow of my lip. I also love using on my eyelids under eyeshadow for a glistening, glowing, gorgeous eye! And you can’t beat the subtle sheen it gives to your décolletage and legs when mixed with your favorite moisturizer.

Due to the power it packs into a pearl-sized amount, it will last you months and months! So you’ll not only look like a college kid, you’ll spend like one too!



*I’m also a big fan of Josie because her products are made without parabens, sulfates or synthetic agents. She is known for her key ingredient of argan oil which has anti-aging properties and is known to help prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation and promote skin regulation. Hallelujah!


Mailbox Monday: Sneak Preview of Giuliana Rancic’s FabFitFun VIP gift box!

As a FabFitFun featured blogger, I had the distinct honor (and giddy glee) of getting to experience a sneak preview of Giuliana Rancic’s new FabFitFun VIP box!


FabFitFun VIP box ($49.99 every 3 months) for a fab, fit & fun season!


I can never recommend beauty box programs highly enough! They’re such a treat for people who want to receive goodies – like a blogger – but don’t have the time or desire to write about them! It’s like Christmas, or your birthday, on a regular basis. Who doesn’t love that?

For a nominal fee ($49.99/every 3 months) with FabFitFun VIP, you get a seasonal box brimming with beauty, fitness & lifestyle booty. Estimated value of each box? Around $120. So you’re getting a deal here, beauties!

And with Giuliana and editor-in-chief, Katie Ann Rosen Kitchens, personally selecting the season’s hottest products themselves, you’re sure to add some gorgeous and glamour to your life. Plus, randomly selected winners will win super-fab bonus gifts! Like what? Like how about designer clothes, shoes and iPad minis?!

My first box arrived last week and I was delighted with the contents! DEEEEELIGHTED, I tell you!

What was in it?

Inside the VIP...


FabFitFun VIP Spring 2013 Contents:
MoroccanOil ($42.99 for 3.4 oz): This uber-nourishing formula transforms dull, dry, frizzy hair into the shiny, luxe locks you’ve always wanted! Packed with fatty acids, omega-3 oils, vitamin and antioxidants, this deluxe oil guards against spring weather and adds serious shine.

Moroccan oil retails normally for $42.99 for this 3.4 oz size. Niiiiiiiice.

Zoya Nail Polish by FabFitFun ($8): A longwearing, toxin-free pretty polish in FabFitFun Fuchsia!

Jouer Lip Gloss (mini): This glamorous, super kissable lip gloss is guaranteed to create the perfect pout. Loaded with vitamins, shea butter, jojoba oil and pomegranate seed oil, your lips will stay smooth and hydrated.

Think Thin Bar ($1.99): Get bikini body ready by snacking smarter this spring. We love this healthy, delish, nutritional bar. Mine was the creamy peanut butter flavor! Nummy.

Jewelmint Jewels: A gorgeous selection fit for me to be as fabulous as ever! While the jewels from Jewelmint vary from box to box, my cascading star necklace was perfect for me!

**Surprise Bonus Gifts: Now, here’s where it gets really fun, ladies! My surprise gifts included a Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip Stain with Argan Color Stick in Waltz ($21), Butter London nail polish in Wallis ($15) and a GO SMILE On The Go Teeth Whitening Pen ($22). WOWZA!! You had me at Josie Maran but then to get the rest of these goodies? I’m sold.


I’m already excited about what’s coming in next season’s box! And that Josie Maran magic marker ($21) is that sweet soft berry rose I can’t wait to rock this spring with a smoky eye.


Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip Stain & Argan Color Stick in Waltz ($21)


Also, you can expect the goodies to get a little better each season as they begin to customize each box based on your personal style and needs. So, let me get this straight. Basically it’s like Santa bringing you your wish list – or at least what our Beauty Santa thinks we should be wishing for. I love it!

So become a VIP today! Head on over to FabFitFun and let these seasonal boxes help you be your most FAB, FIT and FUN you ever!!

Friday FunDay: Who dat?!

Happy Friday, beauties!
I’m in New Orleans today for my best friend’s wedding this weekend!

Just got back to my hotel from the world-famous Cafe du Monde for a cafe au lait, beignets and a little morning writing…


Au Lait!

Now it’s time to primp!

I wouldn’t exactly say I travel light.

Where the magic happens: my makeshift vanity in New Orleans

So what’s on the beauty agenda tonight? For the rehearsal dinner, I think I’m donning YSL burgundy lipstick, Ardell false lashes, Trish McEvoy eyeshdows, powder and mascara, Bobbi Brown spf tinted balm, Tarte blush and Makeup Forever lip liner.

WHO DAT????!!!!


Have a beautiful evening, beauties!



BF Asks: Got any New Orleans places I need to try while I’m here in the cajun capital? 

Sandy would’ve loved it: Josie Maran Summer Lovin’ Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick

I love a good summer glow. What girl doesn’t?
Especially when that little glow has a hint of a summer peach ripe for the pickin’!

With dewy gold and subtle peach shimmer, Summer Lovin’ argan lip & cheek color stick is just what you need to make you feel like Sandy in Grease!

Josie Maran Summer Lovin' Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick Set ($32)

With this luminous shine, I feel like a golden girl! Less Sophia, more Blanche! Ooh-la-la!

Summer Lovin' had me a blast...

Summer lovin' happened so fast...

Summer Lovin’ can be yours too by buying the Josie Maran Summer Lovin’ Argan Lip & Cheek Color set. The set’s 4 Argan oil-infused products in the 4 perfect sorbet summer shades. Argan is known to moisturize skin and smooth dry lines and wrinkles. Plus, shea butter and other luxurious essential oils leave you feeling like a teen queen! And these lip & color cheek sticks pack the perfect summer punch! Make every day beautiful yet unique by trying all 4 shimmering shades (Summer Lovin’, Poppy, Rosey and Clear Argan) for only $32.

Josie Maran Summer Lovin' Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick Set ($32)




Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday? The Voice of Meagan H.

This is a little different WWW today.

I know what our WWW girl is wearing because, well, I (BF) picked out the look myself!

Here are the ‘tails:

My neighbor-friend, Sue, told me about her lovely friend, Meagan H., visiting Los Angeles from Fort Scott, Kansas. What brought Meagan all the way out to Hollywood?
Why, the chance for stardom, of course!
See, 18-year-old, high school senior, Meagan H. made the LA audition round on The Voice on NBC. Yaya!!!!

WWW girl:18-year-old, high school senior, Meagan H.

So, what could be better before a big audition than a little primping and pumping up by yours truly.

Meagan H. visiting LA:

She, and her lovely mom, came over to the BeautyFrosting kitchen and here’s what we happened.

BF: “Hi Meagan! Nice to meet you! Are you nervous?”

Meagan: “Not really. I’m more excited!”

BF: “Well, that’s the right spirit! We’re gonna make you feel and look your beautiful best!”

BF (noticing Meagan’s gorgeous, ocean-blue eyes): “Meagan, what I wouldn’t give to have that eye color! We need to lighten up that dark eyeliner a bit. Are you okay with that?”

 Meagan: “I guess. It’s just always what I wear. I like dark.”

BF: “Gotcha. We’ll keep it on the darker side but maybe find a more flattering shade that brings out your eyes rather than hiding that gorgeous blue!”

Meagan H. at her beautiful best:

Those gorgeous ocean-blue eyes I was talking about...

 BF: “I’m gonna use a little bronze cream shadow on your lower lid because it will make your hair color pop!”

Tarte Shimmering Bronze Cream shadow on lower lid

Meagan’s Mom: “I wish she’d go back to her natural hair color. It’s this gorgeous strawberry blonde.”

BF (knowing that this is dangerous territory): “Oooooh, Meagan, you should totally go back to your natural hair color! Your eyes would just shine! Will you please go back to your gorgeous natural shade? Please?”

Meagan: “No promises. But I’ll think about it. I just like darker.”

BF (sensing a theme here): “Hmmm…well, I’m gonna keep you light and glowing today so those beautiful blues, beautiful soul and beautiful voice can shine!!”

Camera-Ready BeautyFrosting Beauty Recipe for Meagan H:

Bronze eyes with blue-black liner and pewter highlights, bronzed glow with a pop of pink on the cheeks and a glossy, well-defined nude lip (perfect for her cute cupid’s bow lips!)

Products on Eyes: Tarte Shimmering Bronze Cream Shadow, Becca Jewel Dust in Titania, Bobbi Brown Beach Honey Cream shadow, Bobbi Brown Cobalt Gel Ink Liner, Jane Iredale Lash Conditioner, Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Lash, Laura Mercier Terra Cotta shadow (on brows)

Products on Face: Mally Perfect Prep Primer Glow on face, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, Stila Illuminating Tinted SPF Shade 1, Tarte Smooth Operator Powder, Tarte Park Ave. Princess Bronzer, Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Summer Lovin’ with a pop of Lorac Flaunt Blush.

Products on Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Fate and Lip Fusion La Lip Jolie lip gloss

 BF: “Meagan, you truly look your beautiful best! I hope you feel as beautiful as you look! It’s been my pleasure to get you ready for your big audition! Break a nail, sugar!”

I’m better for knowing Meagan and her mom. And I hope all of you have a chance to be enchanted by this young lady’s beautiful voice one day!



BF Asks: What is your best feature? How do you accentuate it?

In-My-Tub-Tuesday: Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil

Argan oil is one of the most highly praised oils – and for good reason.

It works wonders!

Hence, I was excited to try Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil.

Josie Maran Cleansing Oil ($32)

In My Tub Today Right Now: Josie Maran Cleansing Oil ($32)

My first step into the jolie world of Josie was the perfect choice to try.

She’s a successful model and businesswoman whom I admire, and, of all ingredients on earth she could use, she chose to include Argan in her skincare and makeup products.

I started using it last week and fell in love. With a natural scent that reminds me slightly of Baby Tylenol (I LOOOOVE that smell, by the way), it does what it promises to do.

This 3-in-1 miracle cleanser gently removes makeup, cleans, purifies and moisturizes with its amazing anti-aging properties.

And bonus! It also removes those stubborn impurities that stay with us over time.

Say goodbye to those and hello to clean, glowing, moisturized skin!

Argan Oil is known to restore the natural moisture set-point and pH balance in the skin. How? By nourishing skin cells by replenishing essential fatty acids. I know fatty doesn’t sound beautiful but we LOOOOVE fatty acids!

Aside from Argan oil, this supple oil cleanser is derived from amazing almond, sensuous safflower seed and gorgeous grape seed oil. Additionally, the anti-aging/age-defying antioxidants don’t just cleanse the skin’s surface, but give new life to every layer of the skin.

I know what you’re thinking.
An oil to clean? Won’t I be greasy?

Enter BF’s resounding “NOOOOO!” here.

Quite the contrary, my dear.

The non-greasy texture leaves skin feeling moisturized, never tight or dry.

Just supple, beautiful and GLOWING.
And we loooove to glow!

Another little fact I love about it?

As you rub your hands together, the oil gently “heats up” creating a soothing warmth as you apply it on the skin. You feel it working and you like it!

Well, I like it. No, I LOVE IT!

I like to know my skincare is doing something. And yes, Virginia, even my cleanser.

Josie Maran Cleansing Oil ($32)

Josie Maran Cleansing Oil ($32) at Sephora

As I step out of the tub with my skin feeling pampered like a princess, my face all glowing and gorgeous, I also give myself a little high-5 in the mirror for aging as gracefully as possible just by washing my face.



BF Asks: What’s cleanser are you using right now?